Patrick Roche joined MAPC in 2014 as an Energy Coordinator in the Clean Energy Division to support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability initiatives. Mr. Roche currently staffs a number of projects with the Clean Energy team. He assists the management of the LED streetlight retrofit program, advising communities on the process, helping to execute joint procurements to achieve cost savings, and facilitating interactions between the municipality and utilities. Mr. Roche also participates in the Community Choice Aggregation project, which can help communities achieve cleaner, greener energy supplies to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Prior to joining MAPC, Mr. Roche worked for four years at Conservation Services Group, a national non-profit that manages the implementation of residential energy efficiency programs, including Mass Save in Massachusetts. In his policy role, Mr. Roche led a nation-wide coalition of energy efficiency contractors in support of federal legislation for energy efficiency incentives. As an Operations Analyst, Mr. Roche managed the launch of new energy efficiency programs, developed and implemented best practices for program management, and gained experience with diverse regulatory structures and program designs. Mr. Roche has also served as the Market Development Manager at Building 36 Technologies, an energy management and home automation software company. His work included product management, with a focus on energy efficiency, and designing and delivering trainings to heating and cooling professionals.
Mr. Roche holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy from Colby College.
Areas of Expertise: Residential energy efficiency program implementation, energy regulation, clean energy policy and analysis, organizing and legislative outreach, home energy management technology, building science.